Our spies have managed to snap some pictures of the Fiat 500X and Jeep Junior (aka baby Jeep).
Our spies have managed to snap some pictures of the Fiat 500X and Jeep Junior (aka the entry-level Jeep).
Caught in Italy and the United States, the prototypes are chassis development mules that ride on a modified version of the Small Wide platform. While the prototypes bear little resemblance to the production models, we can see they will have an increased ride height and a familiar front fascia that echoes their respective brand.
Engine options will likely carryover from the Fiat 500L, so choices to could include:
- A 0.9-liter TwinAir Turbo with 105 HP (74 kW) and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque
- A 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo with 160 bhp (119 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque
- A 1.6-liter MultiJet II turbodiesel with 105 HP (74 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque
Little else is known about the models but Fiat has previously announced they will be built at their Melfi plant beginning sometime next year. The Jeep will go into production first and is slated to be sold globally. The Fiat 500X will follow shortly thereafter and the company is targeting a combined output of 1,600 vehicles a day.